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Mers - will it start the next global pandemic?

Since April 2012, 108 cases of a new virus have been reported in humans, resulting in 50 deaths. Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) is in the same family as Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and the common cold (coronaviruses), but is more closely related to viruses found in bats. The …

"Double stuf" Oreos don't contain double the creme? Call your lawyer! http://reason.com/archives/2013/08/24/the-stuf-ridiculous-lawsuits-are-made-of

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Obama: Syria will 'require America's attention'

<b>(CNN)</b> – Essential American interests are at stake as Syria's two-year-old civil war continues to rage, President Barack Obama asserted in an exclusive interview with CNN that aired Friday.<p>Speaking with "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo, Obama defended his administration's decision to not intervene …

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MSF teams raced to complete construction within two months to respond to the growing emergency.<p>Medical facilities are struggling to cope with huge …

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

There's No Such Thing As "Right-Brained" | Women's Health

So is the common conception that creative people are right-brained and logical people are left-brained completely bogus? “Indeed, the left and right hemisphere have many different functions,” says Anderson. “But in reality, the left hemisphere is more about processing language, and the right …

7 Truths Women Have to Learn the Hard Way

Hand What’s Left of Your #Privacy Over to the #NYPD, for Free! http://reason.com/blog/2013/08/05/hand-whats-left-of-your-privacy-over-to

The Art of Kissing: A 1936 Guide for Lovers

Between Edison’s scandalous footage of the first kiss in cinema in 1896 and Bill Plympton’s quirky animated guide to kissing a century later, the public image of lip-locking underwent some radical transformations. In 1936, the year my grandmother was born, a man named <b>Hugh Morris</b> penned a small …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Is your dog happy to see you? Look at its eyebrows to find out

Dogs use specific facial expressions to show how happy they are to see their owners, scientists have found.<p>While most dog owners will recognise their pet’s wagging tail as a sign of joy, they may also want to pay more attention to their animal’s face the next time they walk in through the front …

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KFC’s ice cubes are 12 times dirtier than toilet water, says China’s official media

The Chinese government’s official broadcast media says that ice cubes served in KFC were 12 times dirtier than toilet water—and 19 times the national bacteria level standard.<p>The report, which was based on samples the China Central Television (CCTV) reporter took in eastern Beijing, found that ice …

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Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1

The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday.<p>Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration could not agree on a plan to keep it from happening. Lawmakers say a deal is still possible after the July 4 recess. But if they don't …

Surveillance State: Maryland is Listening to You

Nuclear states developing new weapons in defiance of treaty, report claims

All five legally recognised nuclear states as defined by the non-proliferation treaty – China, France, Russia, the UK and US – are either deploying …

Fungus Found In Capri Sun: Scientists Find 5 Kinds Of Mold In Popular Drink

Capri Sun is full of sugar -- and fungus.<p>That's what a research project at Indiana State University discovered when two scientists found five kinds …

Shooting star show set for Cinco de Mayo skies

Cinco de Mayo arrives in style this year, sprinkling the skies with shooting stars shed from the dusty tail of Halley's comet.<p>Dust shed from the tail of Halley's comet will blossom into a shooting star show to start off Cinco de Mayo, astronomers report.<p>About 30 shooting stars an hour should be …

College Graduates' Expectations Are Out Of Line with Reality, Says Study

A new poll by consulting firm Accenture shows some striking gaps between the expectations of graduating seniors about the world of work and the experiences of recent grads who are already in the workforce. Only 18% of pending 2013 grads plan to get a graduate degree to get ahead in their career. By …

Chinese Police Arrest Suspects in Rat-for-Mutton Crime Ring

Chinese authorities busted a criminal operation that sold rat, fox and mink meat as mutton in Shanghai and neighboring Jiangsu province for more than …

Rain will get more extreme thanks to global warming, says NASA study

The forecast for the future of rainfall on Earth is in: over the next hundred years, areas that receive lots of precipitation right now are only going to get wetter, and dry areas will go for longer periods without seeing a drop, according to a new NASA-led study on global warming. "We looked at …

For Sale: Acre Lots on Moon With Earth View, $19.99

Want to own a little piece of heaven? It's yours, starting at $19.99 an acre--on the moon. If you prefer, you can buy property on Venus or …

5 Super-Unique Engagement Rings—Because Not Every Girl Wants a Diamond Solitaire

I adore diamond solitaire engagement rings (so timeless!), but I get that they're not every girl's cup of tea. So I was totally excited for those other girls when I spotted this unique loveliness on Pinterest yesterday:<p><b>Engagement Ring 1</b><p>This engagement ring isn't on the site, but the band is pretty …

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Dennis Rodman speaks to FBI

The United States government has apparently changed its tune toward Dennis Rodman.<p>Rodman, who visited North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un in February, …

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More Prisoners Join Hunger Strike At Guantanamo

The U.S. military says the number of prisoners on hunger strike at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has risen to 52 — up from 45 a day earlier. The news comes just days after guards raided a section of the facility to move prisoners to single cells from their communal holding area because …

Nev. buses 1,500 mental patients out of state since '08

Budget cuts since 2008 prompt dispersal to 176 cities in 45 states, Sacramento Bee finds.<p>Faced with deep budget cuts, Nevada's main public psychiatric hospital has bused more than 1,500 patients from Las Vegas to other states during the past five years, a <i>Sacramento Bee</i> investigation has found.<p>Some …